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‘Looking’ Finale Set To Premiere At San Francisco Film Festival

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The hugely anticipated wrap-up for Looking, the sometimes polarizing dramedy that aired for two seasons on HBO, will premiere June 26th at the gorgeous and historic Castro Theater in San Francisco, where the series was set and filmed. The screening will provide the closing night for the city’s influential queer film festival Frameline. The full program for annual fest the will be announced May 23, but here’s a preview listing for the Looking swan song to whet your appetite.

 

In this romantic closing chapter to the HBO series about 30-something gay men trying to find love, career, friendship, and meaning in contemporary San Francisco, a wedding weekend turns into a series of heartfelt encounters with loves new and old for Patrick Murray (Jonathan Groff) as he faces his longtime avoidance of doing the “hard stuff” to make his relationships work, especially with the right guy.

 

For more information on the premiere and the festival, go here.

Related: Jonathan Groff Reveals Unbelievably Intimate Details Of Shooting Sex Scenes On “Looking”

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53 Comments

  • Kangol

    Like a zombie, it just won’t go away. Oh well, another opportunity to see Raúl Castillo (and Daniel Franzese) is a welcome one. But will they bring back O. T. Fagbenle/Frank? What about Bashir Salahuddin/Malik? And include even one Asian American character in a city with one of the largest Asian American populations in the US?

  • robho3

    ‘Hugely anticipated’. By who? The 10 people that what he’d the show? God it was awful!

  • robho3

    @robho3: *watched

  • Stache

    @robho3: There’s allot of us looking forward to this.

  • mz.sam

    Include me as one of the million fans awaiting with baited breath.

  • Chevelter

    I’m glad it’s there for those who enjoy it so much, but try as I might I wasn’t able to be one of them.

  • markgtx11

    And no doubt a large percentage of the gay men in attendance will be there just so they can hate watch the finale and run home like giddy schoolgirls with a dirty secret and press their festival ticket into their Looking burn book. Then for weeks they’ll continually remind everyone on all the gay blogs how they never liked the series and prayed for its cancellation–and how the world is a better place now that Looking is no more. Yet they are still watching.

    Once I decide I don’t I don’t like a TV show I just stop watching it. That’s what reasonable adults do. I don’t throw a tantrum as if those who created the show failed me personally–nor do I troll the internet looking for people who do like it so I can troll and flame them by constantly reminding them that I think the show they enjoy sucks. If you are so outraged about the quality of gay programming, check out the huge selection of garbage “gay” cinema on Netflix. By comparison that is where gay people with such high standards and good taste should be directing their outrage. And there are surely a few movies with gay characters whose lives you don’t 100% identify with–and based on the criticism of Looking we know that is totally unacceptable. Get your poison pens ready!

  • enlightenone

    @markgtx11: “…I don’t throw a tantrum…” So you rant instead!

  • Michael Paul

    The show should end: all the characters should have a huge orgy and get over their issues and at the end proclaim to the audience hey we are not going to act like whining issue laden drama queens but have healthy relationships and friendship. The whole GLBTI community will take to social media in shock.

  • kayakriver

    Loved the show! Can’t wait to see the finale.

  • kayakriver

    @robho3: I love the show and watched the entire thing twice. I love the most of the characters and feel it’s a story that’s very relatable.

  • SebX

    I forced myself to finish the first season, and couldn’t take it anymore after the third of the second.
    I hate all the main characters, and if somebody finds them relatable, I probably would avoid those real people as the plague.
    Only Richie seems like a normal, well-adjusted person and I’d be friends with him. The rest? Let’s just say I’m not surprised they’d be friends with each other… nobody normal would be.

  • DCguy

    @markgtx11: said…..”And no doubt a large percentage of the gay men in attendance will be there just so they can hate watch the finale and run home like giddy schoolgirls with a dirty secret and press their festival ticket into their Looking burn book. Then for weeks they’ll continually remind everyone on all the gay blogs how they never liked the series and prayed for its cancellation–and how the world is a better place now that Looking is no more. Yet they are still watching.”

    You far over estimate the importance. But once again, you seem to be parroting the line of the director. In other words, if people don’t like it, it has nothing to do with the show, but rather is some flaw in the audience.

  • onthemark

    @markgtx11: It’s probably as simple as the fact that, considering the expense of HBO, people resent it when they look forward to a well-hyped HBO show and it turns out to be as bad as “Looking” – and bad in a weird, unbelievable way.

    (After last night, I finally feel the same way about “Vinyl”!)

    With “Looking” I think the worst criticism in Queerty comments was from guys who actually live in San Francisco, objecting to the sheer *unbelievability* of it.

  • robho3

    @Stache: they all 10 of you

  • robho3

    @kayakriver: good for you –

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